A set of prototypes will be built with different combinations of modules to deal with different scenarios of application, which will be tested in a smart grid laboratory environment and in a field trial, providing a real-world assessment of their performance.

+ Near-market prototype versions will be produced, accomplishing the project knowledge and technology transfer to industrial consortium partners as well as general industry and service providers. The AnyPLACE project will also address public acceptance of the designed solutions.

+ The system aims to provide a bi-directional service exchange gateway that enhances the interaction between consumers, market representatives, electricity network operators and ICT providers.

+ The proposed solution will allow energy remote metering (electricity, gas, heating and cooling), exploitation of electricity networks in a more efficient manner and turn end users into active energy market players through their engagement in demand response programs.

+ The use of the AnyPLACE platform to actively manage and control electricity networks will also make it possible to address operational problems related to the variability of renewable based generation.

+ To enable the development of an effective modular and flexible platform, an analysis to the different regulatory frameworks, energy/telecommunications standards, potential scenarios of deployment, technical requirements of the solution and technologies currently available is being performed.

+ A modular and plug and play software and hardware platform is being developed in parallel with current and expected regulatory initiatives and standards. A cost-benefit analysis on different possible configurations will be developed, to ensure that appropriate configurations, or even retrofitted solutions, are designed for each context and their cost does not exceed a target cost of 100€.